This Practice Note deals specifically with the reforms in Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I (recast) as they relate to insurance matters. These are set out in the regulation at Chapter II, Section 3 in articles 8–14. The Practice Note considers general rule that a defendant should be sued in the country in which they are domiciled and exemptions to that general rule when dealing with an insured who is regarded as the weaker party—the position where parties are on an equal footing is explored. Additional protection where there might otherwise be tacit prorogation of jurisdiction is considered as is impact of an agreed jurisdiction clause in an insurance dispute.
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